Continuing Education

Twenty (20) hours of social work continuing education is required annually prior to the renewal of a license, certification, or registration. The collection period for continuing education is July 1 of last year through June 30 of the current year.

LCSWs are required to obtain ten (10) of the twenty (20) hours in the area of clinical social work to include diagnosis and treatment annually.

All social workers are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of social work ethics every two years.

LCSW-BACS are required to obtain three (3) hours in the area of clinical supervision every two years to maintain Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) designation.  The LCSW-BACS must submit the certificate of completion to the Board office or upload to their dashboard.

Please see §317 of the Rules, Standards and Procedures for an outline of the approved learning situations for continuing education.

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